Locally made in Minnesota, Northstar Canoes are canoes made for adventurers that appreciate great craftsmanship. Once the brand had a logo and web presence there was a need for a secondary mark used on apparel. This patch needed to accompany the logo, but tell the story of their canoes being handcrafted by owner Ted Bell. Logo and web design by Bud Snead at Preston Kelly.

Exploration of patches ranged in shape but all followed the vintage camp brand aesthetic.